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in libya. the white house said it never altered the cia's talking points, blaming the attack on al qaeda. former cia director petraeus told congress on friday the agency always knew that terrorism was involved. he's more. >> reporter: the mystery of who changeed the ci attacking -- on the libya attack deepens today as the white house weighs in and said no one there made the controversial changes. according to sources on capitol hill, former cia director general david petraeus told lawmakers on friday that the original cia unclassified memo said it was an al qaeda-linked terror attack. but that al qaeda part was excised in favor of a reference to extremist organizations. before, it was given to members of congress and administration officials. who made that change? the white house said that it only made one edit to the talking points, which was to call the ben ghazi site a government facility and not a consulate. white house deputy national security advisor ben rhodes told reporters today, quote, we were provided with points by the intelligence community that represented their assessment.
. >>> more questions surrounding cia general david petraeus resignation. why it may not be a case of perfect timing. >>> the fiscal cliff deadline is approaching. what needs to be done to save you thousands of dollars? >> and the redskins rest up with the bye week, but there's no let-up on the talk of the season's bright spot. a review of robert griffin, ii; nine games in. >>> good morning. happy veterans day. the national holiday was originally established to honor americans who have served in world war i. today, it honors veterans of all wars for their patriotism and sacrifice for our country. there's a number of ceremonies being held in the dc region today. you're taking a live look right now at the world war ii memorial on the national mall. there will be a wreath-laying ceremony and performance by the united states air force band brass quintet beginning at 9:00 this morning. then at 11:00, a wreath will be laid at the tomb of the unknown at the arlington national cemetery. there will be a ceremony at the veterans memorial beginning at 1:00 p.m. >>> looks like the weather will
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> cia director david petraeus resigns after admitting to cheating on his wife of 38 years, more on the fbi investigation that exposed the allege ad fair with his biographer -- alled affair with his biographer. >> the fiscal cliff countdown, president obama warns congress act or else the united states will see tax hikes, job losses, even a double dip recession. >> new information about a teenager accused of beating and robbing an elderly woman, what helped police track him down and what he told detectives after his arrest. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm will thomas. >>> we begin with david petraeus stepping down in disgrace. >> fox news has learned the cia director resigned after an fbi investigation revealed the retired four star general was having an fair with his biographer. fox 5's maureen umeh has the story. >> paula broadwell wrote general petraeus' biography. initially the fbi thought petraeus may have been a victim but so far there's been no evidence to back up that concern. cia director general david petra
foreign policy." >>> the white house says it did not change the cia's talking talking points in libya. at some point it was changed to extremist organizations. friday former cia director petraeus said the cia always knew terrorism was involved in the attack. >> the issue is from what was released cia friday afternoon to the moment it was changed to the sunday morning talk shows, there's a gap of 48 hours we need to account for. >> all the intelligence community have told us that initially they recognize there were extremists and terrorists involved but thought it came from a protest, that it took them time to sort that out, that there was no political spin in this. >> u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice said on the sunday after the attack it had been provoked by an anti- muslim video. we'll have more when we get a preview of fox news sunday at 8:30. >>> here at home, nine teenagers are under arrest after a pair of attacks at the woodly park metro station. it started with a robbery friday night. 18-year-old olijawon griffin was the victim. later he ran into some of the rob
government. the director he of the cia, retired general petraeus, announcing he is stepping down as director. why? he admits he was cheating on his wife. fox's nicole collins shows us how this is all playing out. >> reporter: cia director general david petraeus stepping down after 561 days on the job, offering president obama his resignation on thursday. general petraeus saying in a statement to the cia work force, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such bare behavior is unacceptable. petraeus, who just turned 60, was appointed head of langley in april of last year. sources close to petraeus tell fox news this was his choice and had nothing to do with the situation in benghazi and that the general was looking forward to testifying on capitol hill about libya. in a statement, the president called petraeus' decades of service extraordinary, saying by any measure he was one of the outstanding general officers of his generation helping our military adapt to new challenges and leading our men and women in uniform through a remarkable period of service in iraq
'm chris wallace. a personal candal forces cia director david petraeus to resign. ♪ >> chris: we'll discuss the startling end to a brilliant career, and look ahead to the congressional investigation, of that terror attack in benghazi. with the chairman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein. it is a fox news sunday exclusive. then, the new year will bring higher taxes, and huge spending cuts. unless a divided washington cuts a deal. we'll talk with four congressional leaders, who will play big roles in trying to find a compromise. republican senator bob corker, and congressman tom price. and democratic senator kent conrad and congressman chris van hollen. plus, president obama looks ahead to a second term, while republicans look to regroup. we'll ask our sunday panel about what both sides need to do, moving forward. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. on veterans day. when we honor the military, for their service to our nation. and, sadly, we begin today with a dramatic fall from grace, of one of the most respecte
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from a military standpoint and with, also, the role with the cia and what he did say is from day one we knew it was a terrorist attack. there was no question about it. you you don't bring automatic weapons and rpgs and mortars to a so-called demonstration. still, there are some questions that are yet to be answered about the planning of this. whether it was done over a period of time, or, whether it was truly a spontaneous reaction. there is no indication now that it was anything other than a planned attack. >> chris: do you have an understanding as to why the talking points changed over the course of that first week? the white house said yesterday they made one change in the talking points and that was to change the word consulate to diplomatic facility. >> it was kind of interesting, chris. at the hearing we had on thursday and friday, we had every leader of the intelligence community there, including folks from the state department, the fbi, everybody there was asked, do you know who made these changes and nobody knew. the only entity that reviewed the talking points that was not the
the now former cia director david patraeus and also one of the nation's top generals. >>> the president will have to do something of a juggling act when he scares off. for starters his high profile cia director is gone because of a sex scandal. and john allen is under investigation for e-mails he sent to a patraeus family friend. he got backing from his immediate boss. >> no one should leap to conclusions. general allen is doing an excellent job in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> one prominent conservative is questioning the conduct of the fbi in both cases. >> let me begin with general allen who is smeared by an investigation who got out of control. no reason to believe he did anything inappropriate. >> and some who see this as a distraction. an investigation into what happened in libya back in september. the new acting director of the cia briefed some law makers yesterday. and while the president did face occasional questions about it on the campaign trail, he may be pressed to further splaen exactly what his administration new. and that approaching
this morning. former cia director petraeus giving testimony this morning at 8:30. >> today's testimony is not about the extramarital affair that cost him his job. lawmakers want to know what they can tell them about the deadly u.s. consulate attack in libya. as doug luzader reports now, they'll ask if his testimony matches other top officials'. >> reporter: this is all going to be behind closed doors ns about his personal life, today the questions are going to focus on the benghazi attack and specifically whether the petraeus version of events matches what we heard again and again from u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice in the aftermath. former cia director david petraeus has been here on capitol hill time and time again. but today before the senate and house intelligence committee is shrouded in secrecy. he may have a blow by blow attack on what happened in benghazi, libya, that led to the death of four americans, including the u.s. ambassador. >> director petraeus went to the people, as i understood it, that were involved. so the oppo
on-time traffic. >>> one central question has been answered but man more will follow. former cia director david petraeus will testify about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> president obama continues to come to the defense of one of the key players under scrutiny during a news conference at the white house. melanie alnwick is live with the latest on this > reporter: the controversies over this matter just keep piling on. the most recent regarding the resignation of ex-cia director general david petraeus and as you said, we did learn he will testify friday morning in a closed door hearing before the house intelligence committee. petraeus we know had visit libya on his own, conducted his own investigation into what happened there. his testimony will be before the house intelligence committee about those matters, about what he discovered but not about his affair. today, members of congress will press high-ranking intelligence officials about what really happened in benghazi. president obama addressed a multiflying controversies in his first post-election press confere
the developing story around former cia director david petraeus. he will now testify before house and senate intelligence committees on the deadly consulate attack in libya. he will testify in a classified setting so there will not be any cameras allowed. he will only address the attack on libya. >>> more details are emerging about the woman involved that scandal. we now know the army suspended paula broadwell's security clearance. she is accused of having an affair with petraeus. jill kelley is the other woman involved. we are told that kelley and her husband have v. a close relationship with petraeus and his wife and that the kelleys are in major debt owing more than $2 million on a building they used to season. >>> president obama useed a stern tone when he addressed the benghazi attack touring his first news conference since husband re-election. he defended susan rice for her comments on the attack and blasted her critic. melanie alnwick is live with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. today, the house and senate intelligence committees hold their long-awaited hearings o
. >>> in the scandal surrounding former cia chief david petraeus, president obama is backing the top commander in afghanistan. general john allen is denying he had any kind of sexual relationship with jill kelley. she is the tampa socialite who triggered the investigation by reporting threatening edmonton mails from paula broadwell. broadwell appear driver's license was found in rock creek park by a jogger. park police alerted the fbi and will hold it for 90 days unless broadwell claims it. aims it. >> i would say two things. one, it is up to congress to make decisions about who is called to testify but the president is confident that acting director morel is fully formed and capable of representing the cia in a hearing about the incidents in benghazi. >> the senate intelligence commit i don't will hold a closed door hearing today looking into the petraeus scandal and the libya consulate attack. >>> a chaotic scene on a mass transit bus not far from our area, coming up next. >> this fight wasn't between two passengers. it was passenger versus bus driver. details of what set this off as we chec
tough questions about his knowledge ever the scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. the general resigning after it was discovered he had and fair with writer paula broadwell. petraeus said he will testify before the intelligence committee regarding the tax on the u.s. consulate in benefit ghazi on september 11th. that attack left four americans dead including ambassador chris tvens. senator john mccain and other republicans are now calling for a watergate still select committee. >> ambassador chris stevens. >> there is no credibility among methamphetamine of us concerning the administration and the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue. >> reporter: gop leads are say they would block any attempt to confirm susan rice as the new secretary of state if she is nominated. >> if senator mccain and senator graham want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had
in the proceedings but questions were raised about whether he could still testify after resigning as head of the cia last week after admitting to an affair with his biographer. >>> president obama will meet with bipartisan leadership of congress this morning to discuss the fiscal cliff. it comes ahead of another meeting with several civil rights organizations and other advocacy groups. the president will meet with leaders from the naacp and aarp among others. the reverend al sharpton will also be there. president obama is pushing for a plan to cut the deficit that will include tax increases on the wealthy. >>> a conflict between israel and palestinians in the gaza strip is now threatening to escalate into a ground war as the israeli army is moving troops to the border this morning. in the last couple of days, hamas militants fired up to 500 rock nets israel and israel's prime minister is warning of a significant widening of the operation. israel is now gathering tanks and troops and armoredpersonle. >>> a local high school principal is on leave after she was accused of assault. >>> the company that
the new acting head of the cia would come and testify. that was unacceptable to the hill and eventually everybody thought that they better have general patraeus go to the hill and talk about not only the investigation that he did but also the time line of what really took place there. we've had some confusing stories that i think there are people on the hill and people in the country that would like to know what happened. we lost four people and there have been a whole variety of stories about just exactly what happened of how it happened and when it happened. general patraeus is the one who can provide clarity to that. i think his appearance was essential. and i'm glad he's doing it earlier rather than later. >> my last question and we'll move on. it seems that congress members and two former congress members yourself, seem to be upset the fbi was doing this whole investigation or knew what he knew. and they weren't told. can you fill me in on the role of congress as a sitting body. might there be hearings into all of these e-mails between the top general in afghanistan and general pat
this morning, former cia chief david petraeus is testifying on capitol hill right now. >> he is answering questions about the deadly consulate attack in libya, while questions still swirl around his affair with paula broadwell. sarah is back with more on today's testimony. hi, sarah. >> hi. petraeus is set to give testimony in two closed door hearings before the senate and house intelligence committee. but general petraeus is not talking about the sex scandal. he is attending classified hearings today about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that led to the deaths of the american ambassador to libya and three others. lawmakers say he might can give more details about what happened because petraeus was on a fact finding mission to libya a few weeks ago. tensions remain high with republicans blaming the president and democrats warning republicans not to jump to conclusions. >> barack obama was no more responsible for what happened in benghazi than george bush was for september 11th. >> what is clear is this administration, including the president himself, has intentionally misinfo
as secretary of state. >> also former cia director david patraeus will testify at a closed door hearing on the libra attack tomorrow. there will be no cameras allowed. only about libya and not about the sex scandal involving paula b he expects the patraeus resignation will also be addressed during the libya hearings when they happen. >>> we have learned the army has suspended paula broadwell's security clearance. she is a former army intelligence officer and we can tell you that fbi special agent frederick finds himself. he took the case to the republicans when he thought it was being stalled for political reasons. his claim is unjustified. played a key roll in stopping a terrorist attack aimed at blowing up lax back in 2000. >>> there is speculation that susan rice could be nominated to become the next secretary of state. republican leaders are vowing to block that nomination. >> all right. wisdom martin. thank you. >> in the meantime more deadly violence in the mid east. militants hit back and killed three israelis today. the deaths of the first in israel since it launched an operatio
with. >> former cia director david petraeus will appear before congress tomorrow for the first time since he resigned over revelations of an extramarital affair. we're told the hearing will focus only on matters related to the september 11th raid in libya. >>> new details now in the david petraeus sex scandal. we now know the identity of the fbi agent who first saw the e- mail exchanges between petraeus' mistress paula broadwell and tampa socialite jill kelley. his name is frederick humphries. he alerted his superiors about the e-mails which then led to the investigation that uncovered the affair. >>> let's take it outside now, plenty of clouds today, kept the temperatures pretty cool. here's live look outside tonight from northwest d.c. will the sunshine break through tomorrow? let's check in with sue palka and find out. >> i think we will have a nice sunny end to our workweek, but we have clouds hanging around tonight and down toward the northern neck and lower southern maryland we're actually seeing maybe some indication of light rain with sleet. you can see it here, a lot of clo
unit sent to protect the consulate. also a new time line shows cia agents went to help the staff less than 25 minutes after they got the first call. >>> in oregon, a deer hunter is lucky to be alive after he was attacked by a wounded bear. sheriff's deputies say 22-year-old hunter was attacked after the wound bear put him in a bear hug. the two tumbled down a 50-foot em bankment. the bear bite the hunter the entire time. another hunter eventually shot the bear dead. the injured hunter was rushed to a hospital but is expected to survive. >>> a california woman lucky in more ways than just one. she purchased a winning lottery ticket but came very close to missing out on the $23 million prize. her daughter happened to see a newspaper photo of the supposed winner captured on the liquor store surveillance camera. she had until november 26th to claim the prize. >> there's some lottery tickets i need to check. i may be lucky. >> you're never too old to do your civic duty and exercise your right to vote. rosy has literally waited a lifetime to vote. she cast her ballot for the first time yest
-locate to the annex, talking about the cia annex. if the security environment downgraded suddenly. it also revealed that they were concerned about the trustworthiness of the libyan militia. the 17 february brigade, which is protecting the consulate. noting that, quote, certain sectors of the 17 february brigade were hesitant to share information with the americans. one republican senator said the obama administration wanted to believe that libya was safe enough to keep a smaller security footprint there. >> this has been the story of libya for months. the people on the ground in libya are begging and pleading for additional security. they're being denied additional security. military and civilian security. u.s. security because we wanted to, quote, normal lives relationships with libyan government that didn't exist in ben gauzy. >> reporter: senator graham and fellow republican senators john mccain and kelayotte are calling for a select committee of lawmakers to investigate the attack. the obama administration said that it wants to make an independent review. in the meantime, the president's team a
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